Definition[ edit ] The term Neo-Nazism describes any post- World War II militant, social or political movements seeking to revive the ideology of Nazism in whole or in part. Holocaust denial is a common feature, as is the incorporation of Nazi symbols and admiration of Adolf Hitler. Neo-Nazism is considered a particular form of far-right politics and right-wing extremism.
Few would have thought that the Nazi Party, starting as a gang of unemployed soldiers inwould become the legal government of Germany by In fourteen years, a once obscure corporal, Adolf Hitlerwould become the Chancellor of Germany.
World War I ended in with a grisly total of 37 million casualties, including 9 million dead combatants. German propaganda had not prepared the nation for defeat, resulting in a sense of injured German national pride. Those military and political leaders who were responsible claimed that Germany had been "stabbed in the back" by its leftwing politicians, Communists, and Jews.
When a new government, the Weimar Republictried to establish a democratic course, extreme political parties from both the right and the left struggled violently for control.
The new regime could neither handle the depressed economy nor the rampant lawlessness and disorder. The German population swallowed the bitter pill of defeat as the victorious Allies punished Germany severely.
In the Treaty of VersaillesGermany was disarmed and forced to pay reparations to France and Britain for the huge costs of the war. This site contains the complete Treaty of Versailles as well as maps and related material.
Adolf Hitler joined this small political party in and rose to leadership through his emotional and captivating speeches.
He encouraged national pride, militarism, and a commitment to the Volk and a racially "pure" Germany. Hitler condemned the Jews, exploiting antisemitic feelings that had prevailed in Europe for centuries.
By the end ofthe Nazi Party had about 3, members. The Nazi Party seemed doomed to fail and its leaders, including Hitler, were subsequently jailed and charged with high treason.
However, Hitler used the courtroom at his public trial as a propaganda platform, ranting for hours against the Weimar government.
By the end of the day trial Hitler had actually gained support for his courage to act.
The right-wing presiding judges sympathized with Hitler and sentenced him to only five years in prison, with eligibility for early parole.
Hitler was released from prison after one year. Other Nazi leaders were given light sentences also. This site discusses many of the ideas contained within Mein Kampf. After Hitler was released from prison, he formally resurrected the Nazi Party.
Hitler began rebuilding and reorganizing the Party, waiting for an opportune time to gain political power in Germany. The Conservative military hero Paul von Hindenburg was elected president inand Germany stabilized. Hitler skillfully maneuvered through Nazi Party politics and emerged as the sole leader.
Hitler hoped to create a bureaucracy which he envisioned as "the germ of the future state. From 27, members inthe Party grew toin The SA was the paramilitary unit of the Party, a propaganda arm that became known for its strong arm tactics of street brawling and terror.
The SS was established as an elite group with special duties within the SA, but it remained inconsequential until Heinrich Himmler became its leader in By the late twenties, the Nazi Party started other auxiliary groups. Different professional groups--teachers, lawyers and doctors--had their own auxiliary units.
From tothe Nazi Party failed to make inroads in the cities and in Mayit did poorly in the Reichstag elections, winning only 2. The Party shifted its strategy to rural and small town areas and fueled antisemitism by calling for expropriation of Jewish agricultural property and by condemning large Jewish department stores.
The Great Depression began in and wrought worldwide economic, social, and psychological consequences.the rise of hitler and the nazi party - Free download as Powerpoint Presentation .ppt), PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or view presentation slides online.
Scribd . November 4, • Authorities are investigating possible neo-Nazi involvement in the theft of the gate at Dachau, the first concentration camp the Nazi regime opened in Germany.
A similar Far-right sentiment could be said to be on the rise in Europe in general, imo, and in some countries the failing economy is only helping it out (such as in Greece, with the Golden Dawn; a neo-fascist type organization).
However in Germany, while there doubtless is radical rightism, yes, it. Jun 25, · A Neo-Nazi’s Political Rise Exposes a German City’s Ethnic Tensions Image Siegfried Borchardt won a seat on Dortmund’s City Council pushing an anti-immigration “Germany .
"Martin", a former neo-Nazi leader who asked to be quoted anonymously for fear of revenge attacks, was an active member of the far right for 11 years. Sep 05, · By the summer of , the Nazi party was the only legal political party in Germany. Nearly all organized opposition to the regime had been eliminated.
Democracy was dead in Germany.